Event Calendar

Library Events

For more information about events hosted by Hannon Library, contact Library Administration at libraryevents@sou.edu or 541-552-6816. If  you need disability accommodations to participate in these events, please contact Disability Resources at 541-552-6213 or dss@sou.edu.

 


 

WOW Open House

September 25, 2018

All students are invited to the Week of Welcome Open House on Tuesday, September 25, 5-7 pm. Learn about library resources, make some new friends, and enjoy some free snacks and giveaways. Remember to bring your SOU ID card and participate in a raffle drawing for a $50 gift card prize. See this post for more details: WOW Open House


Hearing Voices: A Conversation About Fiction Writing

October 11, 2018

Featuring guest speakers Victor Lodato and Reilly Nycum, 4-5 pm in the Meese Room (#305). This free event is sponsored by the Friends of Hannon Library and is part of the 2018-19 Speaker Series. Attendees can get free campus parking for the event by using this code: FHL1801

Victor Lodato is a playwright and the author of two critically acclaimed novels. Edgar and Lucy was called “a riveting and exuberant ride” by the New York Times, and his novel Mathilda Savitch, winner of the PEN USA Award, was hailed as “a Salingeresque wonder of a first novel.” Lodato’s stories and essays have appeared in The New Yorker, The New York Times, and Best American Short Stories. He is the recipient of fellowships from the Guggenheim Foundation and the National Endowment for the Arts.

Reilly Nycum is an English and History double-major in the Honors College at Southern Oregon University. Originally from Sacramento, California, she was recently published by Arcadia University’s scholarly journal The Compass for her article “In Defense of Valley Girl English.” In her free time, Nycum enjoys photography, knitting, embroidery, and drinking coffee.


Long Night Against Procrastination – Fall Term

October 30, 2018

Open to all SOU students, 8 pm to midnight. Get research help, tutoring in multiple subjects, advising, and more. Relax with study break activities, enjoy some free food and drinks, maybe even win a prize.


Fall Book Sale

November 7-11, 2018

Located in the library Main Lobby. Most books are initially priced at $2 for hardcover, $1 for paperbound books. Prices will be reduced throughout the weekend. Details TBA


Gaia: The Intersection of Poetry, Theology & Science

November 8, 2018

Featuring guest speaker Rabbi David Zaslow, 4-5 pm in the Meese Room (#305). This free is event is sponsored by the Friends of Hannon Library and is part of the 2018-19 Speaker Series. Attendees can get free campus parking for the event by using this code: FHL1802

Rabbi David Zaslow received his Master’s Degree at Southern Oregon College in 1973 and was Southern Oregon’s Poet-In-The-Schools working with K-12 students from every public school in Jackson County. In 1977 he opened up the now legendary jazz club Jazmin’s and produced concerts with artists like Taj Mahal, Doc Watson, Woodie Herman, and Dizzy Gillespie. Zaslow and his partner, Steve Sacks, brought the first non-classical concerts to the Britt stage in Jacksonville with jazz giants Dave Brubeck and Count Basie.

Zaslow was awarded the 1988 American Book Award for his collaboration with jazz artist Patti McCoy, poet Lawson Inada, and Steve Allen. He was ordained in 1995 and appointed the spiritual leader of the Havurah Synagogue in Ashland. Since that time he has dedicated his work to bringing all his pursuits together: the literary arts, great music, ritual, and theology. His 2015 interfaith book, Jesus: First-Century Rabbi, was awarded the Book of the Year by the Church and Synagogue Library Association.


Annual William Stafford Poetry Event

January 10, 2019

Featuring Amy Miller and local poets. 7-8 pm in the Meese Room (#305). This free event is sponsored by the Friends of Hannon Library and is part of the 2018-19 Speaker Series. Attendees can get free campus parking for the event by using this code: FHL1901


Literary Activism: How Writers Can Change the World for Animals and the Planet

February 14, 2019

Featuring guest speaker Midge Raymond, 4-5 pm in the Meese Room (#305). This free event is sponsored by the Friends of Hannon Library and is part of the 2018-19 Speaker Series. Attendees can get free campus parking for the event by using this code: FHL1902

Midge Raymond is the author of the novel My Last Continent and the award-winning short story collection Forgetting English. Her writing has appeared in TriQuarterly, American Literary Review, Bellevue Literary Review, Los Angeles Times magazine, Chicago Tribune, Poets & Writers, and many other publications. Raymond has taught writing at Boston University, Grub Street Writers, Seattle’s Hugo House, and San Diego Writers, Ink. She has also published two books for writers, Everyday Writing and Everyday Book Marketing, and is co-founder of the boutique environmental publisher Ashland Creek Press.


Long Night Against Procrastination – Winter Term

February 20, 2019

Open to all SOU students, 8 pm to midnight. Get research help, tutoring in multiple subjects, advising, and more. Relax with study break activities, enjoy some free food and drinks, maybe even win a prize.


Presenting Oregon’s 9th Poet Laureate

April 18, 2019

Featuring guest speaker Kim Stafford, 4-5 pm in the Meese Room (#305). This free event is sponsored by the Friends of Hannon Library and is part of the 2018-19 Speaker Series. Attendees can get free campus parking for the event by using this code: FHL1903

Kim Stafford, founding director of the Northwest Writing Institute at Lewis & Clark College, is the author of several poetry and prose books, including The Muses Among Us: Eloquent Listening and Other Pleasures of the Writer’s Craft and 100 Tricks Every Boy Can Do: How My Brother Disappeared. He has taught writing in dozens of schools and community centers in the United States as well as in Scotland, Italy, and Bhutan. In May 2018 Stafford was named Oregon’s Poet Laureate by Governor Kate Brown.


The Klamath Basin: Water and Waterfowl

May 9, 2019

Featuring guest speaker Harry Fuller, 4-5 pm in the Meese Room (#305). This free event is sponsored by the Friends of Hannon Library and is part of the 2018-19 Speaker Series. Attendees can get free campus parking for the event by using this code: FHL1904

Harry Fuller has lived in Oregon since 2007. Before retirement, he worked in TV and internet news. Fuller has written three natural history books, including Freeway Birding which describes birding spots along I-5 between San Francisco and Seattle. Fuller has been leading bird trips and teaching birding classes since the 1990s. His upcoming book, Edge of Awe (Oregon State University Press) includes essays on the Common Nighthawk. Learn more about Harry Fuller on his blog, Towheeblob.


Long Night Against Procrastination – Spring Term

May 15, 2019

Open to all SOU students, 8 pm to midnight. Get research help, tutoring in multiple subjects, advising, and more. Relax with study break activities, enjoy some free food and drinks, maybe even win a prize.

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